New in the Shop: Organic Roasted Cacao Shells

Do you adore cacao as much as we do? We are excited to introduce organic roasted cacao shells to our collection of organic herbs and spices! Cacao has a long and colorful history as a beloved plant beginning in Central and South America before 1500 BC. The entire cacao fruit was used and considered sacred by the Mayan, Olmec, and Aztec civilizations. Mayans believed that the gods discovered the cacao tree in a mountain offering a plethora of ambrosial delights. According to this mythology, the Plumed Serpent gave cacao to the Maya after the divine grandmother goddess Xmucane created humans from maize. Cacao beans were used for both a ritual beverage and a major currency system in pre-Columbian Mesoamerican civilizations. The […]

Timber’s Cover-Up

  If you are a customer of Mountain Rose Herbs, you’ll be proud of their new wood products policy.  Growing numbers of sustainable businesses are trying to source locally, but Mountain Rose Herbs may be the first to commit to buying wood products solely from forests that are managed for native plant bio-diversity, wildlife habitat, pesticide-free, and clean streams. Mountain Rose Herbs partners with Beyond Toxics to advocate for Resilient Forestry practices in laws and business guidelines. To help folks learn more about Resilient Forestry, Beyond Toxics is releasing a new short film using aerial photography to look far above and deep within industrial forests.  Mountain Rose Herbs has been a supporter of the film from the start. Timber’s Cover-Up has sobering, shocking […]

DIY: Yoga Mat Spray Recipe

  When I lived in Culver City, California, I had a free membership to a small yoga studio, which was a lovely perk of working in the neighborhood. This precious little studio had just a few teachers who knew each student personally, and my practice there was guided through many special moments. Not only was this studio filled with people who were kind, open, and understanding of the journey, they also curated the front room with the most incredible handmade, earth-conscious products. They offered beautiful pink rose amethyst to ground and bring love to your life, they sold sustainably crafted yoga wearables, and a wonderful bottle of all-natural yoga mat cleaner that I fell in love with despite its price.  That bottle of organic witch hazel mixed with organic essential oils worked incredibly well. Cleansing my mat with this spritz of aromatherapy became part […]

New in the Shop: Spicy Sprouting Seed Blend

  We just love eating sprouts during the warm summer months! Recently, we introduced our Leafy Sprouting Seed Blend to make it easier for you to eat your microgreens. This blend was such a hit that we wanted to try our hand at another mix. We are happy to introduce our new Spicy Sprouting Seed Blend! This blend will awaken your taste buds with a spicy sensation. Our delicious blend of organic sprouting seeds is filled with the robust flavor of radish, mustard and broccoli sprouts. We’ve been adding these to salads fresh from our garden, sandwiches, smoothies, and even pizza! This blend is easy to grow at home, and will provide you with a quick way to add additional nutrients, […]

New in the Shop: Organic Eucalyptus Leaf Powder

A classic ingredient for chest rubs and steams, eucalyptus is an evergreen tree native to Australia that has become naturalized in California and the Mediterranean. Its leathery blue-green leaves are studded with glands containing a fragrant, volatile oil that is camphoraceous and cooling. There are many species of eucalyptus trees, but the most pleasant-smelling oil is produced by Eucalyptus globulus. Eucalyptol is the major volatile oil in eucalyptus leaf, and while eucalyptus oil boasts around 70% of this compound, it is also found in other herbs at lower concentrations of 1-5%. We are excited to introduce organic eucalyptus leaf powder to our offerings. This aromatic powder is milled from carefully dried eucalyptus leaves. The special drying process preserves the potency of the oil content, making both […]

New in the Shop: Leafy Sprouting Seed Blend

  With so much love for organic sprouts and microgreens in health-conscious kitchens, we thought it would be fun to create a delicious sprouting seed blend so folks can easily grow a variety at home. It turned out great, and we’ve been adding these baby greens to fresh salads, sandwiches, and smoothies for a daily nutrition boost. Ready to try it? We are pleased to introduce our new Leafy Sprouting Seed Blend! This tasty blend of organic sprouting seeds is filled with the green leafy goodness of red clover, alfalfa, and radish sprouts, with a crisp, fresh flavor that will leave you feeling nourished.     Sprouting is an inexpensive and delicious way to obtain valuable nutrition from plants since sprouts are alive with enzymes, protein, […]